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Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte) > The Title of the Book

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message 1: by Raj (new)

Raj K-b | 4 comments Mod
What are your views on the title of the book? How appropriate do you think it is?

message 2: by Jaimima (new)

Jaimima | 2 comments The house is the main setting for most of the actions, its role is as important as the characters, this is the reason why it seems like a breathing character reflecting the bad nature of its inhabitants. The meaning serves to signify the storminess present in nearly the entire book. The location is cold, muddy and on barren moors. The house standing alone undeniably creates a mood of isolation. We always find Wuthering Heights to be in a state of storm when compared to Thrushcross Grange which is a sort of Eden with its garden and calmness, again showing the nature of its inhabitants. We can also find that whoever controls the house has power, first we see Hindley controlling everything but then Heathcliff takes the rein in hands. The house has different meanings for each character, for some it is a prision, others a punishment, some take it to be a horror, a social class or a nostalgia.

message 3: by Sultana (new)

Sultana Tornadoe | 2 comments Personally, the title does not seem very appealing. Should I find such a title among thousands of books I would be less likely to go for it. Wuthering Heights as a title conceals perfectly a hurricane of emotions and surprises at every point in the novel as pointed out earlier. Though such a title might be a strategy to keep the suspense it might not attract enough attention among readers. Should we consider the emotional aspect of the novel,an eponymous title would be naturally expected to give the novel a better definition. Wuthering Heights as a title lacks a human touch which an eponym would have perfectly compensated for.

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